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Confederate Caps

 

We are pleased to offer superb caps made by Don Smith of D.F. Smith Historic (Formerly T.M.D. Co.)  All caps are the product of painstaking research and are made of the highest quality materials.

 

The caps are available in your choice of materials from our CS Cap Fabric Page.  This page includes many different remnants we have collected and saved over the years from various manufacturers, and will be updated periodically as materials are used up.  Please note that except where a specific fabric is mentioned for a reproduction cap, these are the ONLY materials from which these caps are offered.

 

Cap Sizing Chart

Military Size Civilian Size Measurement (inches)
1 6 3/4 21 1/8
2 6 7/8 21 1/2
3 7 21 7/8
4 7 1/8 22 1/4
5 7 1/4 22 5/8
6 7 3/8 23
7 7 1/2 23 1/2
8 7 5/8 23 7/8
9 7 3/4 24 1/4

 

 

 

Richmond Depot Cap, Untrimmed (1862-65)

Turned out by the Richmond Depot, this cap saw heavy use in the war. It features an oil cloth covered cardboard bill as per the originals and is either made with or without a chin strap (your choice.)  It is lined in osnaburg and has a hand painted oil cloth sweat band. Made exactly like the originals examined.

Richmond Depot Caps come with the option to add a Branch of Service colored band (at an additional cost), or can be ordered plain.

 

Price $115.00

Material
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Clinton Anderson “Columbus Depot” Cap (1862-65)

This cap thought to be a product of Columbus Depot (1862-65) The Teasly Anderson cap is unique in that is was never lined and has an oilcloth sweatband. It is a simple and comfortable cap. Made out of sumac dyed jean or natural tan jean with a glazed pig skin covered cardboard bill with non-functioning painted cloth chinstrap

 

Price $115.00

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“Common” Style CS Cap (1862-65)

A “no frills” cap, this style is usually not associated with any one particular depot. It features a jean cloth body and is lined with cotton osnaburg or a civilian shirting fabric, with an oilcloth sweatband and an iron dyed bill caps fitting this description can be seen in Echoes of Glory and in private and public collections

 

Price $115.00

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Houston Texas Depot Cap (1862-65)

Made of Blue Gray Kersey with Branch of service band and hand glazed bill. This cap was made with, or without a chin strap, and was lined in osnaburg with an oil cloth sweatband. Copied from the description laid out by Captain Wharton of the Houston Depot and from the research of Fred Adolphus, author of the Houston Clothing Depot article in the Company of Military Historian Journal, and from the conversations I have had with the author. 

The illustrations from “Desert to Bayou”, the Diary of Morgan Wolf Merick show this type cap . As well as original photos of caps that matches the description laid out by the depot report to the CS Congress of the caps & Clothing being produced at Houston Depot

 This is a very nice looking cap attributed to the Trans Mississippi Department and the Deep South 

 

 

Price $115.00

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Monroe LA Depot Cap (1862-65)

Made of Blue Gray Kersey with Branch of service band and hand glazed bill. This cap was made with chin strap, and was lined in osnaburg with an oil cloth sweatband, and bound enameled leather bill. The cap is unique in that it has a front center seam that runs through the body & branch of service trim 

The illustrations from “Desert to Bayou”, the Diary of Morgan Wolf Merick show this type cap. As well as original photos of the “Crescent Guard” or “Creole Guards” cap seen in Echoes of Glory. 

This is a very nice looking cap attributed to the Trans Mississippi Department and the Deep South 

 

Price $115.00

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